Here’s How Bangor & Brewer Kids Get Free Breakfast & Lunch This Summer
As you're probably aware, sometimes food eaten at school is the best meal of the day for a lot of children, and when school lets out for the summer, some kids may go hungry.
Today, the Good Shepard Food Bank informed us that is is partnering with seven other agencies to make sure that kids in both Bangor and Brewer get a good meal or two most days this coming summer.
The Summer Lunch sites will provide free, nutritious meals to any kid under 18 that needs them. They will also serve breakfast as well at select locations like the Bangor Boys and Girls Clubs on at both Ohio Street and Downeast Circle, Vine Street School, Fairmount School and the Capehart Community Center.
There will be someplace that a child can eat for free every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Kristen Miale, who is president of the Good Shepherd Food Bank tells us, “More than 80,000 Maine children depend on the National School Lunch program during the school year. Despite the availability of funding from the USDA, only about 25 percent of those students receive meals during the long summer break, due to a variety of obstacles such as lack of awareness and accessible sites. With our partners in the area, we’re working to make sure more kids in the Bangor region have nutritious meals this summer.”
So the next question is, where and when? Let us inform you.
The Good Shepard Food Bank estimates that it will feed 125 kids daily with this year's Summer Lunch program.